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Re: svn not following redirects

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-05-11 22:17:15 CEST

On May 11, 2007, at 14:43, Josh Gilkerson wrote:

> On 5/11/07, Jon Scott Stevens wrote:
>> Imagine this simple apache configuration:
>> <Location "/">
>> Redirect /trunk/ http://svntest.domain.com/tags/1.0/
>> DAV svn
>> SVNPath /var/svn/test
>> </Location>
>> If i use my browser to go to:
>> http://svntest.domain.com/trunk/
>> It gets redirected properly to:
>> http://svntest.domain.com/tags/1.0/
>> Now, if I do:
>> svn co http://svntest.domain.com/trunk/ test
>> then I get:
>> svn: URL 'http://svntest.domain.com/trunk' doesn't exist.
>> So, my question is how can I make svn follow redirects and why
>> doesn't it already?
>> The idea that I'm experimenting with is the ability to create what
>> amounts to an alias. I want to be able to pin a specific tag to a
>> specific folder and be able to update that tag by just changing the
>> apache config. svn:externals doesn't quite help in this regard
>> because svn also wouldn't find that 'trunk' folder either.
> This doesn't answer your question exactly, but ...
> I haven't tried this with mod_dav_svn, but you could try using URL
> rewriting instead of a redirect.
> See: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html
> You probably want to use the PT flag for this kind of rewrite.

Jon, Subversion does not support redirects. That's all I can tell
you. I've tried to use these before myself to no avail (and to
strange error messages). In the end I had to give up.

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